FIX: Truncation errors when you use bcp command to import data from large text files on a Chinese version of Windows

Applies to: SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3SQL Server 2012 DeveloperSQL Server 2012 Enterprise More

Symptoms


Consider the following scenario:
  • You execute a BCP command to import data from a text file on a system that has the system locale set to Chinese (Simplified, China).
  • The text file is large, for example, more than 30 megabytes (MB).
  • The field separator is set to multiple-bytes characters.
In this scenario, the data may not be imported correctly, and you receive an error message that resembles the following:
SQLState = 22001, NativeError = 0
Error = [Microsoft][SQL Server Native Client 11.0]String data, right truncation


Resolution


The issue was first fixed in the following cumulative update of SQL Server:

Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

References


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